How to Treat Dandruff
There are many ways to treat dandruff. I will share with you three simple tips here. But know this is not an end-all, exhaustive list. This is a list to get you started.
1. Maintain a Healthy Scalp
Maintaining a healthy scalp is key to controlling dandruff. For moderate dandruff start by washing your hair with a gentle clarifying shampoo. This will help reduce oil and skin cell buildup, as well as product build-up that can irritate your scalp. If that doesn't work you may need to incorporate a medicated shampoo into your wash day routine.
Another key thing controlling your dandruff is to incorporate natural oils into your hair care routine. But here’s the thing: you have to use the right oils. You want oils that can fight funguses. However, always be sure to perform a patch test to apply oils to a small area in the back of your head for 24-48 hours to ensure no irritation will occur, before adding these oils to your scalp.
Some of the natural oils that you might want to include:
Neem oil: contains the active ingredient nimbidin, which can help suppress inflammation in the scalp
Coconut oil: may help to moisturize the hair and scalp and tackle dryness caused by dandruff Rosemary oil - promotes hair growth and soothes the scalp
Jojoba oil: helps regulate sebum production and moisturize the scalp
Tea Tree oil: has anti-fungal properties and can help clear blocked pores and soothe the scalp
You can use these oils (when mixed with the proper carrier oils) as scalp remedies, hot oil treatments, or even mix them into your shampoo or conditioner.